Our Structure

MISA Tanzania is a non-governmental, non-partisan and non-profit organisation advocating for freedom of expression and the right to information.

General Congress

The General Congress is MISA Tanzania’s decision-making body. It has powers to amend and adopt the organisation’s constitution; approve policies and programs, including the strategic plan and determine membership fees. It also elects the National Governing Council as well as receiving and reviewing NGC reports.┬áThe congress’ functions and powers of our General Congress are stipulated under Article 20 of MISA Tanzania’s constitution.

National Governing Council

The governing council is made up of five members:

  • Chairperson
  • Vice chairperson who is a lawyer
  • Treasurer who is a Certified Public Accountant
  • Two members who are journalists by profession.

The powers and functions of our National Governing Council are stipulated in Article 24 of MISA Tanzania’s constitution.

Secretariat (Management)

MISA Tanzania’s secretariat is headed by the national director, supported by the head of finance and administration.

The secretariat undertake monitoring and evaluation of planned activities, carry out freedom of expression and right to information work, and administer membership fees and communicate with members. The structure of the secretariat is stipulated under Article 32 of the MISA Tanzania constitution.